My flash fiction story “The Library Patron” is out in a new anthology! This was a fun story to write. I saw a prompt that said “Neighborhood Zombie,” and the story simply happened.
Fabula Argentea: 5th Anniversary Anthology
To celebrate the first five years of publication, we have selected stories that we feel exemplify the spirit of the magazine and the variety that it offers our readers. These thirty-four amazing stories, from both first-time and established authors, will take you on unforgettable, and sometimes unexpected, journeys to places real and imagined. They will take you to the past, the present, and the future. Some will make you laugh; some will bring tears. And some may call up memories from your own past. We hope that you will find these stories as enjoyable and memorable as we have.
Voices in the fog call to war veteran Meredith Talmadge. Those voices drew her grandfather into the sea to his death. What did he hear in the voices? Meredith needs to solve the mystery, and to do that, she has to face the fog. But now those voices want her, and what they seek will change her forever …
This story was a winner of the Enchanted Spark Photo Flare Contest.
My short story The Stones Next Door is out in Tales of Talisman.
This story was inspired by a rather odd historical site in my area, a graveyard . The graveyard’s always been there, and is sealed off with a heavy duty iron fence. The stones are probably limestone, and they’re eroded, broken, and falling over.
Developers built a house behind it. Because of the way this is all laid out, the graveyard is what you see, not the house. Can you imagine giving directions to your house — just look for the graveyard?
Edward Wight still has dreams from a war twenty years past, but his new nightmare is a cursed painting. Everyone who comes in contact with this artist’s work dies. Edward’s only chance at a different fate lies with Maz, a widow who specializes in newfangled inventions, but she must act fast—he’s running out of time.
On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever when four planes crashed, including one that struck the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Linda Maye Adams describes the events of the day in Washington DC from a Desert Storm veteran’s perspective. This story moves chronologically through what happened and how it impacted the people who lived in that area, capturing the emotion of an unforgettable day.